Alonso Duralde

Alonso Duralde

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

Publications: , HitFix , , Linoleum Knife , Movieline , , MSNBC , Newsweek , Queer Sighted , TheWrap , What the Flick?!
Critics' Group:
Los Angeles Film Critics Association
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Showing 51 - 100 of 904
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
20% Sabotage (2014) " Cynical, slapdash and a waste of time for all concerned." — TheWrap
Posted Mar 27, 2014
60% Nymphomaniac: Volume II (2014) " Even if the second half pales by comparison, it's worth watching the whole thing to get a complete sense of von Trier's ideas and of the magnetically underplayed performances by Charlotte Gainsbourg and Stellan Skarsgård." — TheWrap
Posted Mar 21, 2014
75% Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014) " Von Trier is after nothing less than the human condition here, and even if he doesn't always hit the mark, he absolutely deserves points for ambition." — TheWrap
Posted Mar 21, 2014
77% Noah (2014) " Clearly Aronofsky isn't out to make yet another stodgy Bible movie, but it often feels as though he's reining in his showier artistic impulses lest he offend the faithful." — TheWrap
Posted Mar 21, 2014
89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) " Bounds along excitingly, keeping viewers guessing, launching some successful switcheroos and bringing real stakes to the game. The end results should reverberate throughout the big- and small-screen Avengers universe." — TheWrap
Posted Mar 20, 2014
41% Divergent (2014) " Jolts around in fits and starts, never sufficiently explains its premise and, yes, rips off far too many notions from better books and movies to stride successfully down its own path." — TheWrap
Posted Mar 16, 2014
16% The Single Moms' Club (2014) " In any other movie, the filmmaker would rightly be accused of trafficking in lazy stereotypes, but lazy stereotypes are the beachhead into which Tyler Perry has firmly planted his flag." — TheWrap
Posted Mar 14, 2014
79% Muppets Most Wanted (2014) " The script, by Nicholas Stoller and director James Bobin (both veterans of the previous movie), is classic Muppets in that it knows when to barrage the audience with gags and when to provide enough plot to keep things moving right along." — TheWrap
Posted Mar 12, 2014
23% Need For Speed (2014) " Fast and the Furious fans have one more year to wait before Jason Statham tears up the streets of Tokyo looking for Vin Diesel, but Need for Speed fails as a place-keeper - or, for that matter, as a possible usurper - of that other, better franchise." — TheWrap
Posted Mar 11, 2014
78% Veronica Mars (2014) " Veronica Mars makes the jokes witty, the mystery challenging and the suspense and action tense. You don't have to have tuned in to the small-screen version to enjoy it on the big one." — TheWrap
Posted Mar 9, 2014
8/10 79% Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014) " You care about the characters and the relationships, and it's funny. Adult funny." — What the Flick?!
Posted Mar 6, 2014
97% Ernest & Célestine (2014) " Plays out like the kind of picture book that you love as a child and still treasure as an adult. It's a subtle creation, offering the perfect mix of whimsy for kids and wit for grown-ups." — TheWrap
Posted Feb 28, 2014
60% Non-Stop (2014) " A cheesy delight, down to its improbable plot twists and the inevitable appearance of a red LED display showing how long Bill has to rescue passengers and crew before everything goes kablooey." — TheWrap
Posted Feb 26, 2014
42% The Face of Love (2014) " Gooey and half-baked, with plot contrivances butting up against genteel design porn." — TheWrap
Posted Feb 25, 2014
98% Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (2014) " Follows the groundwork laid out by the recent Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work, alternating between look-where-she's-been historical footage and look-at-her-go glimpses of her current busy schedule." — TheWrap
Posted Feb 21, 2014
29% Pompeii (2014) " If only Pompeii had been entrusted to a more entertaining hack than Anderson; this is the guy, after all, who decided that The Three Musketeers really needed a blimp battle. " — TheWrap
Posted Feb 19, 2014
41% In Secret (2014) " A dispassionate adaptation of Émile Zola's novel that shocked audiences in 1867 with its tale of lust and murder, but now that its let's-kill-my-husband plot has been redone in countless noir films, what was once fresh now plays very stale indeed." — TheWrap
Posted Feb 18, 2014
2/10 15% Endless Love (2014) " This movie has no idea how letters of acceptance work, how airports work, how relationships work." — Linoleum Knife
Posted Feb 14, 2014
3/5 68% About Last Night (2014) " Comes to life whenever Hart and Hall return to scream at each other or to have passionate sex while wearing livestock masks." — Linoleum Knife
Posted Feb 14, 2014
13% Winter's Tale (2014) " The film grinds its gears when it tries to make its fantasy elements run alongside real-world logic." — TheWrap
Posted Feb 11, 2014
49% RoboCop (2014) " RoboCop avoids being a bad remake by giving the original wide berth, but all we're left with this time around is a cop who becomes a robot without being particularly interesting in either incarnation." — TheWrap
Posted Feb 11, 2014
92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) " Course after course of desserts, presented with a flourish and served so promptly that you can barely catch your breath between treats. It's not until an hour or two has passed that you realize that you haven't really eaten anything." — TheWrap
Posted Feb 6, 2014
8% Cavemen (2014) " Apparently answering the unasked question, "What would happen if you told a 12-year-old at screenwriting camp to combine Swingers and (500) Days of Summer?" " — TheWrap
Posted Feb 5, 2014
96% The LEGO Movie (2014) " Bright, colorful, fast and noisy, The Lego Movie will doubtless tickle young fans of the toys. It's just too bad that a movie that encourages you to think for yourself doesn't follow its own advice." — TheWrap
Posted Feb 3, 2014
56% At Middleton (2014) " Gives a hell of a first impression, but the deeper we delve into the screenplay, the more obvious it becomes that there's not much going on under the surface." — TheWrap
Posted Jan 31, 2014
32% The Monuments Men (2014) " Never strikes the storytelling balance that the material deserves. At times, the film drags, while at others, it rushes through essential character and story elements." — TheWrap
Posted Jan 29, 2014
22% That Awkward Moment (2014) " Has a script like a basket of clichés, hauling out the hoariest insights about romance and relationships alongside gags so shopworn (I thought you said it was a costume party!) you can't believe they still exist outside of family-hour sitcoms." — TheWrap
Posted Jan 29, 2014
94% Stranger by the Lake (2014) " The kind of taut, low-key thriller that Roman Polanski and Alfred Hitchcock would very much admire." — TheWrap
Posted Jan 24, 2014
4% I, Frankenstein (2014) " Incoherent, ugly and lacking in any kind of flash or dazzle." — TheWrap
Posted Jan 24, 2014
7/10 99% Gloria (2014) " The movie lives or dies by Paulina Garcia's performance, and she's terrific." — What the Flick?!
Posted Jan 23, 2014
22% Gimme Shelter (2014) " On the Venn diagram where "Preachy Kirk Cameron-esque sermon movie" overlaps with "former child star looking to prove his/her dramatic chops," you'll find the overwrought and undercooked Gimme Shelter." — TheWrap
Posted Jan 23, 2014
56% Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) " Even if Shadow Recruit isn't up to the recent highs of the 007 series, it's a zippy and exciting little cloak and dagger tale that's entertaining enough to make a new Ryan franchise seem like something worth anticipating." — TheWrap
Posted Jan 15, 2014
18% Ride Along (2014) " Scene after scene of a sputtering Hart and a glowering Ice Cube, despite the fact that they were brilliantly funny in, respectively, Think Like a Man and Barbershop, their previous collaborations with director Tim Story." — TheWrap
Posted Jan 15, 2014
43% Cold Comes The Night (2014) " Cranston's accent is Dick-Van-Dyke-in-Mary-Poppins-bad." — What the Flick?!
Posted Jan 13, 2014
78% The Banshee Chapter (2014) " Not scary. And you can't have the non-found-footage part be as wobbly as the found-footage parts." — What the Flick?!
Posted Jan 13, 2014
10% The Nut Job (2014) " Merely shrill and frantic, chock-full of uninspired characters and tedious wackiness." — TheWrap
Posted Jan 12, 2014
38% Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014) " While it's exciting to see a hit series take on an almost entirely Latino cast as just a matter of course, the new zigs only barely balance out all the familiar zags." — TheWrap
Posted Jan 3, 2014
55% Interior. Leather Bar. (2014) " Uses the notorious Friedkin movie as a starting point for a discussion about identity, perception, an actor's mask and the fear and power of on-screen sexuality. " — TheWrap
Posted Jan 2, 2014
5.1/10 50% The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (2013) " Ben Stiller has created a movie about how cool Ben Stiller is." — What the Flick?!
Posted Dec 24, 2013
29% Grudge Match (2013) " Go watch Rocky and Raging Bull again. Because, as they say at closed-casket funerals, it's better to remember them as they were." — TheWrap
Posted Dec 23, 2013
76% The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) " A terrific and fascinating movie, but it stops short of masterpiece territory. " — TheWrap
Posted Dec 17, 2013
75% Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013) " It's a constant barrage of joke-joke-joke, but they're all gags that take place in the moment and are immediately shoved aside for the next one. Nothing builds. There are no setups for later payoffs." — TheWrap
Posted Dec 16, 2013
19% Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas (2013) " Perry seemed to be holding his nose and trudging through the disappointing Madea's Witness Protection, but this time Madea has her groove back, and she's a riot." — TheWrap
Posted Dec 13, 2013
55% Some Velvet Morning (2013) " Doesn't reinvent man-vs.-woman theater, but it's a twisty and vitriolic barb-fest that should please audiences in the mood for respite from holiday cheer." — TheWrap
Posted Dec 13, 2013
61% Hours (2013) " Hours has a great B-movie premise, but at 97 minutes, the strain of keeping the story going, and throwing more obstacles in Nolan's way, starts to show." — TheWrap
Posted Dec 11, 2013
36% Swerve (2013) " You've got your duplicitous blonde, a briefcase full of money, the hapless patsy, the angry cop, the loose cannon and the speeding train. Everything's so in order that you could doze off and catch up with the plot within seconds of reawakening." — TheWrap
Posted Dec 8, 2013
20% The Last Days On Mars (2013) " Had The Last Days on Mars had the sort of artistic ambitions that matched the level of its cast, or if it had fully committed to being a fun, trashy, sci-fi monster movie, it'd be a more interesting watch. " — TheWrap
Posted Dec 5, 2013
93% American Hustle (2013) " Has the kind of throbbing pulse, wicked snap and sheer moviemaking bravado that makes it one of a very few films that can be mentioned in the same breath as Goodfellas." — TheWrap
Posted Dec 4, 2013
23% Angels Sing (2013) " There are enough tunes and sweet moments to make Angels Sing the kind of Christmas movie I can see coming back to in Decembers to come." — Linoleum Knife
Posted Nov 26, 2013
76% The Invisible Woman (2013) " The period detail is exquisite, down to the last antimacassar, but the storytelling is so inert that the furnishings steal the focus. " — TheWrap
Posted Nov 25, 2013
92% Nebraska (2013) " Payne never shoots for big, wacky moments, but if you can allow yourself to get into the film's deliberate rhythms, it offers a trove of honest observations and satisfying (and, admittedly, occasionally acrid) laughs." — Linoleum Knife
Posted Nov 19, 2013
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